GOP ‘Protector’ of Marriage David Vitter Found on DC Madam’s List

Another “marriage protecting” hypocrite exposed.

After the posting of 13 years of records by Deborah Jeane Palfrey (aka the “D.C. Madam”) which revealed the name of Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter, Vitter has issued a statement apologizing:

Vitter“This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible. Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God and my wife in confession and marriage counseling. Out of respect for my family, I will keep my discussion of the matter there — with God and them. But I certainly offer my deep and sincere apologies to all I have disappointed and let down in any way.”

Think Progress notes that in 2005, Vitter promoted his platform “protecting the sanctity of marriage”:

“This is a real outrage. The Hollywood left is redefining the most basic institution in human history, and our two U.S. Senators won’t do anything about it. We need a U.S. Senator who will stand up for Louisiana values, not Massachusetts’s values. I am the only Senate Candidate to coauthor the Federal Marriage Amendment; the only one fighting for its passage. I am the only candidate proposing changes to the senate rules to stop liberal obstructionists from preventing an up or down vote on issues like this, judges, energy, and on and on.”